I know, TWO posts in one day? Surprise, surprise!!
However, this is one of those rant/vent/mumble moments and if you don't care to 'listen' you'd better just scroll on down to the first post I did today and don't pay any attention to me whilst I vent.
Can someone tell me why, when someone else hits YOUR car, inflicts considerable damage and then leaves the scene that YOU are punished for it? The ditz that caused all the ruckus didn't have insurance so, because of that, we have to pay the deductible (in this case $500). Doesn't seem fair, does it.
At least we can console ourselves with the fact that no-one was hurt (other than our poor car that really didn't deserve it). And the ditz has been charged with careless driving and leaving the scene of an accident, so at least that's some consolation I suppose.
On the bright side of all this mess - we had six people come to us that were quite willing to be witnesses and gave us their names & phone numbers. Another man stood guard (well, actually sat - on the bench) over our car and put money in the meter & told the bylaw officer not to ticket us. Just goes to prove that there ARE nice people in this world. The car is driveable which is good - just a pretty massive dent and a very creaky door.
Wonder if they make car-size bandaids?